# Category:Lua

**Lua**

This

**programming language**may be used to instruct a computer to perform a task.

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Execution method: | Interpreted |
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Garbage collected: | Yes |

Type safety: | Safe |

Type strength: | Strong |

Type expression: | Implicit |

Type checking: | Dynamic |

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The Lua (pronounced LOO-ah) programming language is a lightweight, reflective, imperative and procedural language, designed as a scripting language with extensible semantics as a primary goal. The name is derived from the Portuguese word for moon.

Lua is commonly described as a "multi-paradigm" language, providing a small set of general features that can be extended to fit different problem types, rather than providing a more complex and rigid specification to match a single paradigm. Lua, for instance, does not contain explicit support for inheritance, but allows it to be implemented relatively easily with metatables. Similarly, Lua allows programmers to implement namespaces, classes, and other related features using its single table implementation; first class functions allow the employment of many powerful techniques from functional programming; and full lexical scoping allows fine-grained information hiding to enforce the principle of least privilege.

In general, Lua strives to provide flexible meta-features that can be extended as needed, rather than supply a feature-set specific to one programming paradigm. As a result, the base language is light—in fact, the full reference interpreter is only about 150KB compiled—and easily adaptable to a broad range of applications.

## Citations

## Unimplemented programming tasks

## Subcategories

This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.

### @

- Lua examples needing attention (empty)
- Lua Implementations (empty)

### I

- IUPLua (3 P)

## Pages in category "Lua"

The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 923 total.

(previous page) (next page)### A

- A* search algorithm
- A+B
- Abbreviations, automatic
- Abbreviations, easy
- Abbreviations, simple
- ABC problem
- ABC words
- Abelian sandpile model
- Abelian sandpile model/Identity
- Abstract type
- Abundant odd numbers
- Abundant, deficient and perfect number classifications
- Accumulator factory
- Ackermann function
- Active object
- Add a variable to a class instance at runtime
- Addition chains
- Additive primes
- Address of a variable
- AKS test for primes
- Align columns
- Almost prime
- Amb
- Amicable pairs
- Anagrams
- Anagrams/Deranged anagrams
- Angle difference between two bearings
- Angles (geometric), normalization and conversion
- Animate a pendulum
- Animation
- Anonymous recursion
- Anti-primes
- Append a record to the end of a text file
- Append numbers at same position in strings
- Apply a callback to an array
- Apply a digital filter (direct form II transposed)
- Approximate equality
- Arbitrary-precision integers (included)
- Archimedean spiral
- Arena storage pool
- Arithmetic derivative
- Arithmetic evaluation
- Arithmetic numbers
- Arithmetic-geometric mean
- Arithmetic/Complex
- Arithmetic/Integer
- Arithmetic/Rational
- Array concatenation
- Array length
- Arrays
- Ascending primes
- ASCII art diagram converter
- Assertions
- Associative array/Creation
- Associative array/Iteration
- Associative array/Merging
- Attractive numbers
- Audio alarm
- Average loop length
- Averages/Arithmetic mean
- Averages/Mean angle
- Averages/Mean time of day
- Averages/Median
- Averages/Mode
- Averages/Pythagorean means
- Averages/Root mean square
- Averages/Simple moving average
- AVL tree

### B

- B-spline
- Babbage problem
- Bacon cipher
- Balanced brackets
- Balanced ternary
- Barnsley fern
- Base64 decode data
- Base64 encode data
- Bell numbers
- Benford's law
- Bernoulli numbers
- Best shuffle
- Bifid cipher
- Bin given limits
- Binary digits
- Binary search
- Binary strings
- Bioinformatics/base count
- Bioinformatics/Sequence mutation
- Biorhythms
- Bitmap
- Bitmap/Bresenham's line algorithm
- Bitmap/Bézier curves/Cubic
- Bitmap/Bézier curves/Quadratic
- Bitmap/Flood fill
- Bitmap/Histogram
- Bitmap/Midpoint circle algorithm
- Bitmap/Read a PPM file
- Bitmap/Read an image through a pipe
- Bitmap/Write a PPM file
- Bitwise IO
- Bitwise operations
- Boolean values
- Box the compass
- Brace expansion
- Brazilian numbers
- Break OO privacy
- Brownian tree
- Bulls and cows
- Bulls and cows/Player
- Burrows–Wheeler transform

### C

- Caesar cipher
- Calculating the value of e
- Calendar
- Calendar - for "REAL" programmers
- Call a foreign-language function
- Call a function
- Call a function in a shared library
- Call an object method
- Camel case and snake case
- Canonicalize CIDR
- Cantor set
- Card shuffles
- Carmichael 3 strong pseudoprimes
- Cartesian product of two or more lists
- Case-sensitivity of identifiers
- Casting out nines
- Catalan numbers
- Catalan numbers/Pascal's triangle
- Catamorphism
- Centroid of a set of N-dimensional points
- Chaocipher
- Chaos game
- Character codes
- Chebyshev coefficients
- Check output device is a terminal
- Check that file exists
- Chemical calculator
- Cheryl's birthday
- Chinese remainder theorem
- Chinese zodiac
- Chowla numbers
- Church numerals
- Circles of given radius through two points
- Circular primes
- Cistercian numerals
- Classes
- Closures/Value capture
- Code Golf: Code Golf
- Collections
- Color wheel
- Colour bars/Display
- Colour pinstripe/Display
- Combinations
- Combinations with repetitions
- Comma quibbling
- Command-line arguments
- Comments
- Compare a list of strings
- Compare length of two strings
- Compile-time calculation
- Compiler/lexical analyzer
- Compound data type
- Concatenate two primes is also prime
- Concurrent computing
- Conditional structures
- Consecutive primes with ascending or descending differences
- Constrained random points on a circle
- Continued fraction
- Convert decimal number to rational
- Convert seconds to compound duration
- Convex hull
- Conway's Game of Life
- Copy a string
- Copy stdin to stdout
- CORDIC
- Count in factors
- Count in octal
- Count occurrences of a substring
- Count the coins
- Cousin primes
- Cramer's rule
- CRC-32
- Create a file
- Create a file on magnetic tape
- Create a two-dimensional array at runtime
- Create an HTML table
- Create an object at a given address
- CSV data manipulation
- CSV to HTML translation
- Cuban primes